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WEIGHT

Unique ID: LANCUM-7CBC2B

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Lead conical weight with a pointed apex and circular base dating from the late medieval to post-medieval period 1400 to 1600AD. The base has a cavity within it that is almost circular in plan. The apex has an integral central circular aperture that is 3 mm in diameter which may have been used with a hook to suspend the weight, but it is more likely to have been used as a standing weight. The base has a cavity within it that is almost circular in plan. Similar weights are illustrated in Egan, G., 1998 The Medieval Household: Daily Living c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) London : The Stationery Office, 322, no.1038, and are dated 15th to 16th century AD.

Weights can be hard to date due to being a functional item that has not altered significantly over time. Biggs and Withers (2000) note that standing weights made of lead were still used in comparatively recent times.

The length is 43mm, the width is 30mm and the weight 137.33g.
Biggs, N. and Withers, P., (2000) Lead Weights: The David Rogers Collection. Powys, White House Publications & Galata Print Ltd.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43 mm
Width: 30 mm
Weight: 137.33 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th September 2018 - Monday 10th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Noon
Identified by: Mr Stuart Noon
Secondary identifier: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Craven (District)
Parish or ward: Martons Both (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD8950
Four figure Latitude: 53.94598594
Four figure longitude: -2.1690776
1:25K map: SD8950
1:10K map: SD85SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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